TURNING THE NEW HUNUA VIEWS NEIGHBOURHOOD INTO A THRIVING COMMUNITY

What makes a community? This was the question on the minds of the designers and architects behind the newly developed Hunua Views subdivision as roads were laid, power poles were installed, and show homes were built back in 2019. Community is more than infrastructure. It’s more than streets and houses and utilities. Those are necessary… Continue reading TURNING THE NEW HUNUA VIEWS NEIGHBOURHOOD INTO A THRIVING COMMUNITY

A MUST-READ OPEN LETTER FROM KIWI MUM, KELLIE DOUGLAS

Rocco’s journey… Today, we want to share the heartwarming letter that Kellie Douglas wrote to the amazing teachers at New Shoots Children’s Centre – Sunnynook based in Auckland. The letter is a testament to the outstanding care and supports that the teachers provided to Kellie’s son Rocco, who was born 15 weeks premature and had… Continue reading A MUST-READ OPEN LETTER FROM KIWI MUM, KELLIE DOUGLAS

YOUR CHILD’S RURAL SANCTUARY JUST 30-MINUTES OUT OF AUCKLAND

Do you remember the good old-fashioned Kiwi dream? The one where families strived for a quarter acre section, relishing the scenic beauty and expansive space that a rural lifestyle offers? Well, it still exists…in Coatesville! A mere 30-minute drive north of cosmopolitan Auckland, you’ll find a community of rolling green hills, sprawling gardens, and smiling… Continue reading YOUR CHILD’S RURAL SANCTUARY JUST 30-MINUTES OUT OF AUCKLAND

IS BEING BAREFOOT IN THE EARLY YEARS CATCHING ON?

There’s a growing trend that should be celebrated – going barefoot. Originally published over at Enspirement Little Barn Owls in Horsham have a barefoot project. Prince George was pictured joyfully paddling barefoot in a stream at the Chelsea Flower Show. It is just as good for adults as this article in Scientific American shows. The flat rubber-surfaced conception… Continue reading IS BEING BAREFOOT IN THE EARLY YEARS CATCHING ON?

HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED IN A COMPLEX WORLD

By Michelle Pratt Often the term character is called personality traits, non-cognitive or soft skills by psychologists. The main argument is that these positive character traits make up the necessary ingredients for children’s success. These can be described as persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit, and self-confidence. Paul Tough states, “we have been focusing on the… Continue reading HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED IN A COMPLEX WORLD

MEET OUR CENTRE DIRECTOR AT NEW SHOOTS COATESVILLE

This interview was originally published on the Kindello blog Meet our Centre Director at New Shoots Coatesville – Nicola Cambie. We were lucky enough to catch up with Nicola as they open their doors this month. What’s your all time favourite children’s book? I have fond memories of Peter Rabbit being read to me as… Continue reading MEET OUR CENTRE DIRECTOR AT NEW SHOOTS COATESVILLE

LESSONS FROM KURA NGAHERE – NEW SHOOTS BUSH KINDY

Outdoor Play proves crucial for learning and development at New Shoots Papamoa Children’s Centre. Article by Kelly Warren Ten tamariki and two Kaiako are out in the bush a few kilometres out of Papamoa when  one of the children, Max, taps me on my leg and informs me, “We have to look after the plants… Continue reading LESSONS FROM KURA NGAHERE – NEW SHOOTS BUSH KINDY

MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND TO TEACH AT NEW SHOOTS

Carissa Olarte shares her experience moving from the Philippines to work as an Early Childhood Teacher in New Zealand Tell me a bit about yourself and why you decided to become a teacher. Kia ora! My name is Carissa and I am from the Philippines. I have been teaching for the past 12 years and… Continue reading MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND TO TEACH AT NEW SHOOTS

MEET OUR CENTRE DIRECTOR AT NEW SHOOTS RAMARAMA

This interview was originally published on the Kindello blog. Meet our Centre Director at New Shoots Ramarama – Clare Prinsloo. We were lucky enough to catch up with Clare of New Shoots Ramarama as they prepare to open their doors this month. What’s your all time favourite children’s book? ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’… Continue reading MEET OUR CENTRE DIRECTOR AT NEW SHOOTS RAMARAMA

Enrolment Conditions

New Shoots operates as a full day service and do not offer short days or sessions;
Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards;
Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A $50 enrolment fee will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place;
Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending New Shoots full time;
Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required. 

To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy.
Fees effective from 1st April 2022.